Hey guys, so this is the second part of the chart, counting the most amazing new worlds, created in movies.
HERE you can see the films, placed from #20 to #11... So now lets continue the countdown, and don't forget to have a look at the amazing fan art I found throughout DeviantArt ;]
#10 Horton Hears a Who With this movie the worlds, created by Dr. Seuss were finally opened for the animation industry. And I must say they really managed to show us the bizzare and very stylistic universe, known from the illustrated books. The story lets us see two very imaginative places - the jungle, where Horton lives and Whoville, located in e spec, carried by the wind. Whoville offers a real escape from reality. Everything's strange and cartoony and the laws of phisics don't always affect it. 'Horton Hears a Who' is a real eye candy, but it also shows heart and it's a perfect movie for kids and open-minded adults ...
#9 The Nightmare Before Christmas This is the most famous stop motion animation ever. It shows us some typical Tim Burton worlds - filled with extremely weird and funny looking creatures and characters. The main one, Jack Skellington is living in Halloweentown, very creepy in a cute way place, which is dedicated to preparing and celebrating Halloween every year. Jack is 'the king' and is at the top of his game... but he's also very bored of doing the same thing all the time. Accidentally he finds several magic doors in the forrest, which lead to other similar towns like Christmastown. Then he visits it and really likes what he sees. Unfortunately he missunderstands what this hollyday is about and almost ruins Christmas. Overall the movie is really fun to watch, very creatively written and beautifully sculpted.
#8 Spirited Away Another of Studio Ghibli's big hits, this animation is a real fiest for all of us, hungry for something new, strange and even a little bit crazy. It's the story of a yound girl, who loses herself in a strange city, where everyone is dedicated to serve the needs of some bizzare gods or monsters. She starts working and exploring the city, which is filled with colourful crowd of creatures, witches and ghosts. This creative universe may be too much for some people, but it sets the mood for some really emotional scenes, which won't leave you indifferent to the story.
#7 The Matrix Trilogy This iconic movie trilogy investigates the dark and hopeless future for our planet in a whole new way. When it came out in 1999, it offered a highly original concept (although influenced by #4 in this chart ) of a world, solely run by machines, who harvest our bodies to serve them as fuel. This process requires healthy bodies and minds, which led to the creation of the Matrix - an icredibly complicated program, that lets every human live a normal life and keep their sanity until the day they will no longer be needed by the machines. This film needed to create two very convincing universes - the real world, with the creepy-looking machines , who chase the reamining free humans through the endleess piles of devastation... and of course the universe of the Matrix, which is basically the real world from the 90s. But if you're realizing the whole world is just a simulation, then there are ways to bend the laws of nature and do some really crazy stuff ;]
#6 The Pirates Of Dark Water 'The Pirates of Dark Water' are animated series from the early 90s, which I grew up watching. I was fascinated how imaginative and interesting this world was. The story is set on a planet, covered mostly with water, where magic mysteries, strange civilizations and creatures can be found. This universe is raw and unfriendly, such are the 'people' too. They look very interesting as everything on the planet - they possess different mix of racial features and emblematic clothes. I think the concept of 'dark water' is very intriguing - there are spots of black water here and there in the ocean, which react like a living thing and attack everything nearby, sucking it in themsleves. What happens after that remains a mistery, cause unfortunately the show had only 3 really short seasons and didn't have the opportunity to explain some things. I really hope someday they would reanimate this show in some form, cause it's a shame to let that whole brilliant concept be forgotten...
#5 Star Wars Star Wars is of course the biggest inspiration for all artists, who want to create anything to do with space or aliens, even if they don't realize it. So although I'm not a big fan of this film, I think it deserves to be included here for all the creativity, that was put in all the ships, planets, all the alien races, robots, futuristic clothes and weapons in its universe. Also technically its absolutely amazing how they managed to create all of these things in the 70s and 80s...
#4 Ghost In The Shell This 1995 animated japanese classic came up with absolutely original for its time plot, vision, music and characters. For those of you, who haven't seen it, it's about a female police officer and her partner, who hunt a very dangerous for their futuristic reality hacker. The reason he becomes a major threat is that in this version of the future most of the people, including the police officers, are almost entirely upgrated with mechanical parts, which guarantee them incredible strenght and special abilities. The movie offers visually stunning look of the giant megapolis 'New Tokyo', showing it from various angles. There are also amazing action sequences as well as philosophical questions and dilemmas. A 'must see' for every science fiction fan out there ;]
#3 Avatar This movie became so popular, that it really started to irritate people, who say it doesn't deserve it. Well, they may be right that the plot is quite unoriginal (Dances with Wolves, Pocahontas, Atlantis), but no one can deny the world, created by Cameron is absolutely stunning and technically advanced. At night Pandora is even more beautiful and alive, everything is glowing and moving. There are flying rocks at some places in the planet, lifted up by some sort of natural magnetism, which became pretty emblematic for this universe too. But of course most memorable are the Na'vi people, who look unique and extemely realistic. Congrats to all the visual artists, who managed to achieve all of this. Avatar may not be masterpiece in cinema, but it is definitely a visual masterpiece ;]
#2 The Lord of the Rings Trilogy :thumb146141576: The concept for The Lord of The Rings was lucky enough to be developed by a very pedantic with the details, imaginative writer - Tolkien and later in Hollywood - recreated by a director, who has similar qualities and managed to make a very powerful, story driven, but also spectacular movie trilogy. Middle Earth is 3-dimentional, there are all kinds of environments, which are home to the different races and creatures. Each of them has their very distinct way of life, look, clothes, weapons and so on. Each little piece of prop is result of the hard work of designers and craftsmen, even if you barely see them in the background of a scene. Special Effects are also something you remember this movie by. The nazguls, ents, trolls, giant spiders, oliphaunts and many other, impressed audiences in the early 2000s with the level of realism, achieved in their creation. But the most amazing visual effect was Gollum, who I personally think should have been nominated for an Oscar back then ... He was extremely detailed and emotive and I love his little deluded conversations with himself. It's great we'll be able to see more of that universe soon in the Hobbit trilogy, this time with even more advanced visuals...
#1 TRON Legacy 'Tron Legacy' absolutely has the most stylistic and original look that I've seen in cinema. The overal darkness of this universe and the colorful lights, shining through costumes, veheicles and buildings are unmistakable. Although the designs of some things appeared in the first film, the creative crew really managed to breathe some new life into them. The reason this movie is on #1 is that, although it's definitely not the best film, it has a highly imaginative and different from anything else univerce. A real eye candy, which is now portraid in Disney's animated series 'Tron: Uprising', which I also recommend.
Thanks for viewing this journal So do you think these titles deserve to appear in the chart? what movie universes do you love?
Here are some movies, that didn't make the cut Artificial Intelligence Paprika Pitch Black Minority Report The Planet of the Apes (2001) Blade Runner Ferngully Aeon Flux Jurassic Park The Lorax Coraline The secret of Kells Dragon Hunters (Chasseurs de dragons) Monsters Inc. Wall-e I robot Shrek Igor Atlantis district 9 The Time Machine
I love Tron better than Tron Legacy, ever watched the first one? I too love the design in Legacy though I wished more from the plot (as with Avatar) Very nice journal, I like that one gets to see art and the text too it and I've seen most part of the movies/shows. :3
Interesting choices, and very diverse and mixed (normally people are biased and saturate their lists with too much of one type or style). I see one of my suggestions (and some suggestions I was going to make>/i>) in that list at the bottom too